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1981 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1981 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 32nd season of operation for the league.

1981 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Suguru Egawa (YOM)
PL: Yutaka Enatsu (NIP)
League Postseason
CL championsYomiuri Giants
  CL runners-upHiroshima Toyo Carp
PL championsNippon-Ham Fighters
  PL runners-upLotte Orions
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upNippon-Ham Fighters
Finals MVPTakashi Nishimoto (YOM)
NPB seasons
← 1980

Contents

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 73 48 9 .603 --
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 67 54 9 .554 6.0
Hanshin Tigers 130 67 58 5 .536 8.0
Yakult Swallows 130 56 58 16 .491 13.5
Chunichi Dragons 130 58 65 7 .472 16.0
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 42 80 8 .344 31.5

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. 1st Half Ranking 2nd Half Ranking
Nippon-Ham Fighters 130 68 54 8 .557 4 1
Hankyu Braves 130 68 58 4 .540 3 2
Lotte Orions 130 63 57 10 .525 1 3
Seibu Lions 130 61 61 8 .500 2 5
Nankai Hawks 130 53 65 12 .449 5 6
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 54 72 4 .429 6 4

Pacific League PlayoffEdit

The Pacific League teams with the best first and second-half records met in a best-of-five playoff series to determine the league representative in the Japan Series.

Game Score Date Location
1 Orions – 1, Fighters – 4 October 7 Kawasaki Stadium
2 Orions – 5, Fighters – 5 October 10 Kawasaki Stadium
3 Fighters – 4, Orions – 1 October 11 Korakuen Stadium
4 Fighters – 6, Orions – 11 October 12 Korakuen Stadium
5 Fighters – 8, Orions – 4 October 13 Korakuen Stadium

Japan SeriesEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Fighters – 6, Giants – 5 October 17 Korakuen Stadium 36,056[3]
2 Fighters – 1, Giants – 2 October 18 Korakuen Stadium 42,376[3]
3 Giants – 2, Fighters – 3 October 20 Korakuen Stadium 36,180[3]
4 Giants – 8, Fighters – 2 October 21 Korakuen Stadium 38,627[3]
5 Giants – 9, Fighters – 0 October 23 Korakuen Stadium 31,419[3]
6 Fighters – 3, Giants – 6 October 25 Korakuen Stadium 43,604[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1981.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1981.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f 1981年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 7, 2018.